DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. $1.67 in mix-a-6 at Binnyís, Dec 2011. Chocolate and coffee3 roast nose. Pillowy brown head that lingers for quite a while. Solid black color. Manages to keep a low carbonation level suited for this style. But the first sip is very harsh and astringent. Let it sit to answer some Tweets, come back to find itís mellowed a little, but still has a bitter coffee character. I just canít get behind it. Properly bitter to mark the Blackhawks season ending tonight, I guess.
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, medium body, finish is a little bitter.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poAured dark brown light tan head. Aroma chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, some licorice, coffee, flavor about the same
miyauchi38 (461) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Kroger Athens, OH, opened 7/18/14. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy brown head. Poor head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mild hops. The taste is chocolate, roast, vanilla, dark fruits. Thin bodied. Decent.
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter and slightly tart. Not sure if this is a bad bottle or if this is what it is supposed to taste like.
bartlebier (2204) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bought somewhere along the road in WI, 09/2013. Pours exquisitely rich coffee with rich espresso crema. Tangy aroma of liquorice and filter coffee, continued in taste, only getting more riche and chocolate-full as it warms, with a thinner liquid tobacco edge. Very well balanced, up until the dry roast finish.
mansquito (3743) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12oz ($2): Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and some fresh coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Plenty of chocolate. Slightly oily body. Nice and sticky. I like it.
snoworsummer (2701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like bitter coffee, burnt toast, with some strong, tangy yeast flavor. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like a nutty, roasted coffee.
sonnycheeba (3900) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, light roast, faint vanilla, light earthiness, and some dark fruits. Flavor is chocolate, burnt coffee bitterness, ash, and faint fig; roasted, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
1pintatatime (92) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly black with a thin heat that quickly dissipates.No real aroma to speak of. Flavor is initially sweet (but not too sweet) with a rich toasted malt backbone. Hints of black licorice, very dark chocolate, and burnt toast. Finish is reasonably dry. Not terribly complex but whatís there is quite good.